Program Administrator

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Program Administrator

Portland , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time | Partially remote Apply by: Feb. 15, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Public Service Manager II-ANTICIPATED VACANCYOpening Date: February 2, 2023Closing Date: February 15, 2023Job Class Code: MA30

Grade: 30 (Confidential)

Salary: $65,790.40 – $89,460.80 annually Position Number: 03030-4728Location:South Portland**This position requires frequent travel throughout York and Cumberland counties and to Augusta.

This is a full-time position that allows for partial telework with management approval.

As a Program Administrator for OADS you will:

Administer several statewide programs including adult protective services, public guardianship/conservatorship, and services for incapacitated and dependent adults, including older adults and adults with intellectual disability or autism, brain injury, and other related conditions.

+ Manage policies and procedures within the above programs.

+ Be responsible for afterhours response including end of life decisions and time-sensitive medical decisions for adults subject to public guardianship.

+ Lead and supervise all personnel in your Districts.

+ Manage and oversee all district-based operations, administrative functions, finances and contracts for all programs within Districts 1 and 2.

+ Participate in the development and implementation of policy changes to carry out the mission of OADS.

+ Develop budget and personnel recommendations for OADS.

+ Be the primary District Office contact for OADS in Districts 1 and 2.

+ Maintain professional relationships with public and private sector partners state-wide.

Minimum Qualifications:

In order to qualify your background must include:

+ a Bachelor’s Degree in social services or a directly related field

+ six (6) years of professional progressive experience providing and/or overseeing services for adults in social service programs.

+ at least three (3) years of experience at an administrative or supervisory level including significant experience in planning and managing programs for older adults and persons with disabilities

- OR -

+ an equivalent ten (10) year combination of education and/or professional experience in the above fields to include three (3) years at the administrative or supervisory level.

You must be a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as issued by the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure and have continuously held such licensure for a period of no less than four (4) years.

The backgrounds of well-qualified candidates should demonstrate the following competencies:

+ Knowledge of adult protective services operations and programs providing services to incapacitated and dependent adults, including older adults and adults with intellectual disability or autism, brain injury, and other related conditions.

+ Demonstrated experience in data driven decision making and task management.

+ Knowledge of Federal and State funding streams and a demonstrated ability to develop strategic financial plans and monitor budgets.

+ Demonstrated experience in employee development and human resources policies and procedures.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (“OADS”) within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, support and well-being of adults throughout Maine.

Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

For additional information about this position please contact Associate Director of Adult Protective Services Erin Salvo To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter addressing the competency areas identified in the above section.

To request a paper application, please contact ( .


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act ( .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC233624081

Posted On: Feb 04, 2023

Updated On: Feb 18, 2023

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